The former manager of General Motors' truck plant in Oshawa, Ontario, has become the new president of GM's Saturn Corp. subsidiary.
Annette Clayton, 37, succeeds Cynthia Trudell. Trudell resigned in April as president and chairman to lead Sea Ray Group, a U.S. boat maker.
Clayton managed the Oshawa operation from 1999 to 2000. For the past year, she has been on a special assignment, working with a team to implement global manufacturing best practices at GM's North American factories.
Clayton reports to Guy Briggs, GM vice president and general manager of vehicle manufacturing. She joined GM as a co-op student in 1983 at the automaker's Moraine, Ohio, factory. She became a full-time GM employee after graduating from Wright State University in Ohio in 1986 - the year after Saturn was founded.
Clayton has a master's degree in engineering management from the University of Dayton.